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How to make cake pops with children

Easy Cake Pops Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Decorating 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 40


  • 120 g butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 180 g self-raising flour seived
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Chocolate or Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles to decorate
  • Lollipop sticks


  • Get an adult to set the oven to 180 deg C (160 for fan ovens).
  • Grease and flour each cake pop mould section.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla, and eggs, and mix well.
  • Add half the flour and milk, and mix in.
  • Add the remaining flour and milk and mix again.
  • Fill each cavity with cake batter, then click the cover into place.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool in the mould.
  • Once you have cool cake pops, trim any edges to make sure they are neat, then get on with the serious business of decorating
  • Melt a little of your chosen covering gently in the microwave on a low heat for 10 second bursts.
  • Use your lolly sticks to make holes in each cake, then dip the sticks into your melted covering before inserting them into the cake. Pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. This will prevent your cake pops sliding off the sticks when you come to cover them.
  • Melt the rest of your covering (we used Candy Melts, but chocolate is fine) and dip your cake pops  in, covering the whole sphere.
  • Dip the still wet cakes into sprinkles to decorate. Use sprinkles and silver balls to make faces on your cake pops. Those teeny little heads are just begging for a face!


Once you have the basic cake pop the fun really begins. Just melt the chocolate or candy melts, roll each cake in it till covered, and add sprinkles of your choice. Messy, but so much fun!